Three Month Fixed Term Projects and Events Officer - Flexible in Scotland

Organisation: RSPB Scotland

Salary: £25,280.00 - £28,045.00 Per Annum

Location: Flexible in Scotland


Are you a dynamic, solutions focused projects and events professional with a proven track record? The RSPB Scotland Events Team have an immediate short term 3 month vacancy (there is a chance this might be extended).

We are looking for someone with a collaborative approach and excellent communication skills who works well with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including suppliers and sponsors. You must have an ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining excellent attention to detail.

You will be responsible for supporting the delivery of a range of events and projects which generate support for the RSPB (including engagement, connections to nature, income and memberships) targeted at our key audiences eg through the Nature of Scotland Awards and our presence at the Royal Highland Show.

If you believe you are the right person for this exciting and rewarding role, we’d love to hear from you.

What’s the role about?

As this is a short term contract we are looking for someone who can immediately join our team with the skills and experience outlined below who can hit the ground running and deliver results for our projects and events.

The role sits in the Events Team which is part of the Engagement Team and wider Fundraising and Communications Department. It involves working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to enable us to generate support from key audiences for RSPB Scotland. We are looking for a confident and capable person with great interpersonal skills who can support the planning and delivery of a number of events and projects.

In particular the Events Officer will support the promotion of the Nature of Scotland Awards call for entries where we reach out to inspirational people and projects across Scotland and encourage them to celebrate what they have achieved for nature. This will involve producing a range of targeted communications for key audiences identified through our 10 award categories (including by email, preparing newsletter copy, engaging with content on Twitter etc). We are looking for the successful candidate to monitor the team mailbox and respond to enquiries. You will also be tasked with drafting content for update emails to key stakeholders.

The role also involves liaising with internal colleagues about potential new promotional networks and projects to approach, which will lead to a range of desk research tasks and supporting our two team volunteers who are currently involved with this aspect of our project.

Moving through the contract, the Events Officer will support the planning of our engagement stand at the Royal Highland Show. At this event we enable colleagues to generate support for our work including recruiting new RSPB members and demonstrate to show visitors how they can support wildlife through their farm or back garden. This will involve various activities from reaching out to volunteers, liaising with colleagues on developing event resources and budget management.

Please see our website for the full job description and make sure your application spells out what relevant skills you have to offer.

Application Deadline: Sunday 20/03/2022